How to finish a formal letter?

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Guest:
Hello, I am not quiet sure about the end of a formal letter. I need to know if it will be correct to finish with a simple phrase: like Greetings, and my name afterwards or a more formal phrase and my name.
Anonymous:
you use greetings to start a letter. You would end a letter with sincerely or thank you.
Hi,

Here's the very basic idea of a formal letter

Dear Mr. Smith, (Note that you don't say 'Greetings')

. .. .

.....

.....

Yours sincerely,

(followed by your name)

Clive
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